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Congo must help search for missing UN experts: Rights group

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:27:35 GMT2017-03-25T13:27:35Z

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Congo's government must cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate experts who have been missing in the violent Kasai region for nearly two weeks, Human Rights Watch said Saturday....



Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:04:05 GMT2017-03-25T09:04:05Z

MUNDRI, South Sudan (AP) -- After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out and her weight plummet. But the child was a spark of life....



Burkina Faso forces kill key jihadist, arrest others

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:23:11 GMT2017-03-24T15:23:11Z

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso's government says its military forces have killed a key jihadist and arrested 18 others in the country's north, close to the West African nation's border with Mali....



Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:34:54 GMT2017-03-24T14:34:54Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational....



UN's South Sudan inquiry gets wider powers to pursue abuses

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:41:27 GMT2017-03-24T13:41:27Z

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The United Nations commission of inquiry for South Sudan now has broader powers to pursue human rights abuses like mass rape and torture in the country's three-year civil war....



Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills 1, hurts 2

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:23:40 GMT2017-03-24T13:23:40Z

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A police official says a car bomb blast near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least one person and wounded two others....



Somali pirates seize trawler, likely for hijackings: Police

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:09:54 GMT2017-03-24T13:09:54Z

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Police say Somali pirates have seized a fishing trawler owned by a local businessman and forced the mostly foreign crew to disembark....